1. guarded from injury or destruction

    Synonyms : saved
  2. kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss

    Antonyms : unprotected
    Examples :
    • the most protected spot I could find

pull through

  1. continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

    Synonyms : come through, make it, pull round, survive
    Type Of : defeat, get the better of, overcome
  2. bring into safety

    Synonyms : bring through, carry through, save


  1. a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

    Synonyms : appendage, outgrowth
    Type Of : body part
    Examples :
    • a bony process
  2. a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant

    Synonyms : summons
    Type Of : writ, judicial writ
  3. shape, form, or improve a material

    Synonyms : work, work on
    Type Of : transmute, transform, transubstantiate
    Examples :
    • process iron
  4. deliver a warrant or summons to someone

    Synonyms : serve, swear out
    Type Of : deliver
    Examples :
    • He was processed by the sheriff
  5. a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

    Synonyms : physical process
    Type Of : physical entity
    Examples :
    • events now in process
    • the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls
  6. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

    Synonyms : action, litigate, sue
    Type Of : challenge
    Examples :
    • He was warned that the district attorney would process him
  7. march in a procession

    Synonyms : march
    Type Of : walk
    Examples :
    • They processed into the dining room
  8. a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

    Synonyms : procedure
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • it was a process of trial and error
  9. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

    Synonyms : cognitive operation, cognitive process, mental process, operation
    Type Of : cognition, noesis, knowledge
    Examples :
    • the process of thinking
  10. a mental process that you are not directly aware of

    Synonyms : unconscious process
    Type Of : cognition, noesis, knowledge
    Examples :
    • the process of denial
  11. subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

    Synonyms : treat
    Type Of : touch, touch on, bear upon, bear on, impact, affect
    Examples :
    • process cheese
    • process hair
  12. deal with in a routine way

    Type Of : care, deal, handle, manage
    Examples :
    • process a loan
    • process the applicants
  13. perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information

    Type Of : calculate, compute, work out, reckon, cypher, figure, cipher
    Examples :
    • The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech


  1. where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

    Synonyms : birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenience
    Type Of : beginning, origin, root, rootage, source


  1. a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle

    Synonyms : phase angle
    Type Of : point in time, point
  2. any distinct time period in a sequence of events

    Synonyms : stage
    Type Of : time period, period of time, period
  3. (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary

    Synonyms : form
    Type Of : state, state of matter
    Examples :
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system
  4. adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition

    Type Of : synchronise, synchronize, sync
    Examples :
    • he phased the intake with the output of the machine
  5. arrange in phases or stages

    Type Of : stage, arrange
    Examples :
    • phase a withdrawal
  6. (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun)

    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
    Examples :
    • the full phase of the moon


  1. of or relating to the pelvis

    Examples :
    • pelvic exam
    • pelvic inflammation


  1. move past

    Synonyms : go by, go past, pass by, surpass, travel by
    Type Of : move, go, locomote, travel
    Examples :
    • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    • He passed his professor in the hall
    • One line of soldiers surpassed the other
  2. eliminate from the body

    Synonyms : egest, eliminate, excrete
    Type Of : eject, expel, exhaust, discharge, release
  3. grant authorization or clearance for

    Synonyms : authorise, authorize, clear
    Type Of : permit, allow, let, countenance
  4. a usually brief attempt

    Synonyms : crack, fling, go, offer, whirl
    Type Of : try, endeavor, endeavour, attempt, effort
  5. success in satisfying a test or requirement

    Synonyms : passing, qualifying
    Type Of : success
    Examples :
    • his future depended on his passing that test
    • he got a pass in introductory chemistry
  6. come to pass

    Synonyms : come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass off, take place
  7. of advancing the ball by throwing it

    Synonyms : passing
    Examples :
    • a team with a good passing attack
    • a pass play
  8. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    Synonyms : buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
    Type Of : change state, turn
  9. a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions

    Synonyms : laissez passer
    Type Of : permission
    Examples :
    • the media representatives had special passes
  10. cause to pass

    Synonyms : make pass
    Examples :
    • She passed around the plates
  11. be superior or better than some standard

    Synonyms : exceed, go past, overstep, top, transcend
    Type Of : surpass, stand out, excel
  12. transmit information

    Synonyms : communicate, pass along, pass on, put across
    Type Of : communicate, transmit, convey
    Examples :
    • pass along the good news
  13. go unchallenged; be approved

    Synonyms : clear
    Type Of : bring home the bacon, succeed, win, deliver the goods, come through
  14. pass over, across, or through

    Synonyms : draw, guide, run
  15. place into the hands or custody of

    Synonyms : give, hand, pass on, reach, turn over
    Type Of : transfer
  16. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

    Synonyms : flip, toss
    Type Of : throw
    Examples :
    • the pass was fumbled
  17. pass into a specified state or condition

    Synonyms : lapse, sink
    Type Of : move
  18. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation

    Synonyms : legislate
    Type Of : enact, ordain
    Examples :
    • They passed the amendment
  19. a difficult juncture

    Synonyms : head, straits
    Type Of : juncture, occasion
    Examples :
    • a pretty pass
  20. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

    Synonyms : extend, go, lead, run
    Type Of : be
  21. a permit to enter or leave a military installation

    Synonyms : liberty chit
    Type Of : permit, licence, license
    Examples :
    • he had to show his pass in order to get out
  22. pass by

    Synonyms : elapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, slide by, slip away, slip by
    Type Of : move on, go on, march on, progress, advance, pass on
  23. a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

    Synonyms : strait, straits
    Type Of : situation
  24. travel past

    Synonyms : overhaul, overtake
    Type Of : move on, progress, march on, go on, pass on, advance
    Examples :
    • The sports car passed all the trucks
  25. disappear gradually

    Synonyms : blow over, evanesce, fade, fleet, pass off
    Type Of : vanish, go away, disappear
    Examples :
    • The pain eventually passed off
  26. (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

    Synonyms : passing, passing game, passing play
    Type Of : football play
    Examples :
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  27. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

    Synonyms : base on balls, walk
    Type Of : achievement, accomplishment
  28. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

    Synonyms : mountain pass, notch
    Type Of : location
    Examples :
    • we got through the pass before it started to snow
  29. an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent

    Synonyms : bye
    Type Of : concession, conceding, yielding
  30. go successfully through a test or a selection process

    Synonyms : make it
    Antonyms : fail
    Type Of : bring home the bacon, succeed, win, deliver the goods, come through
    Examples :
    • She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
  31. be inherited by

    Synonyms : devolve, fall, return
    Type Of : change owners, change hands
  32. use up a period of time in a specific way

    Synonyms : spend
  33. any authorization to pass or go somewhere

    Synonyms : passport
    Type Of : permission
    Examples :
    • the pass to visit had a strict time limit
  34. accept or judge as acceptable

    Antonyms : fail
    Type Of : pass judgment, judge, evaluate
    Examples :
    • The teacher passed the student although he was weak
  35. a complimentary ticket

    Type Of : ticket
    Examples :
    • the star got passes for his family
  36. a flight or run by an aircraft over a target

    Type Of : flying, flight
    Examples :
    • the plane turned to make a second pass
  37. allow to go without comment or censure

    Type Of : let, allow, permit
    Examples :
    • the insult passed as if unnoticed
  38. go across or through

    Type Of : locomote, move, travel, go
    Examples :
    • We passed the point where the police car had parked
  39. (military) a written leave of absence

    Type Of : leave, leave of absence
    Examples :
    • he had a pass for three days
  40. one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)

    Type Of : oscillation, cycle
    Examples :
    • it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass
  41. throw (a ball) to another player

    Type Of : throw
    Examples :
    • Smith passed
  42. transfer to another; of rights or property

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • Our house passed under his official control


  1. create by training and teaching

    Synonyms : develop, educate, train
    Type Of : learn, instruct, teach
  2. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

    Synonyms : fix, gear up, ready, set, set up
    Type Of : modify, change, alter
    Examples :
    • prepare for war
  3. undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession

    Synonyms : train
    Type Of : learn, study, read, take
  4. prepare for eating by applying heat

    Synonyms : cook, fix, make, ready
    Type Of : create from raw material, create from raw stuff
  5. educate for a future role or function

    Synonyms : groom, train
    Type Of : educate
    Examples :
    • The prince was prepared to become King one day
  6. arrange by systematic planning and united effort

    Synonyms : devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize
    Type Of : initiate, pioneer
  7. lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord

    Type Of : sound
    Examples :
    • prepare the discord in bar 139
  8. to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

    Type Of : create, make
    Examples :
    • prepare a report
    • prepare a speech


  1. an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 Psalms

    Synonyms : book of psalms


  1. a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

    Synonyms : captive
    Type Of : unfortunate, unfortunate person